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  • The Dazzling Historic Mosaic In Our Backyards

    The Dazzling Historic Mosaic In Our Backyards
    Connecticut has at least 200 mostly small, emphatically local museums. Although they have almost nothing in common — local history being the least homogenous thing imaginable — they do share a kind of exuberant localism. If you want to know...
  • Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
  • Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour

    Craft whiskeys: A cross-country tour
    It's retro, handmade, local, sustainable and pricey. Seems like a winning combination. And suddenly it is. Across the nation, entrepreneurs are jumping on the craft distillery wagon, joining small and large corporations in the fine art of whiskey-...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that have come across our desk recently: CruiseBrothers.com has Bermuda cruises on Holland America Line in May and June 2015 priced from $799 per person double occupancy....
  • National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon

    National Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon
    At the rim of the Grand Canyon, busloads of Chinese tourists jostled on a recent day with twentysomething backpackers and an Amish family with rambunctious boys in suspenders and straw hats, all eager for a prime viewing spot. They gazed out on a...
  • Florida business groups court more internationals for tourism, labor

    Florida business groups court more internationals for tourism, labor
    Many interests in Florida want more internationals coming here and they are working hard to make that happen. The inscription on the Statue of Liberty about "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," doesn't apply...
  • Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes

    Hollywood Boulevard wax figure attraction expands with Marvel heroes
    In the movie theaters, films starring superheroes are drawing huge crowds. So it makes sense that one of Hollywood Boulevard's most popular tourist attractions is expanding this week to bring visitors a 4-D dose of superheroes. Madame Tussauds, next...
  • Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary

    Seniors on the Go: Summer senior summary
    If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel. AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
  • To speak with God, press '6'

    Until recently, I didn't know it was possible to talk to God via voice prompts. Now I'm not so sure. My religious epiphany occurred in the midst of trying to locate the concierge at the Grand Wailea hotel, a Maui vacation destination that will play...
  • River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers
    It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...
  • Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises

    Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises
    Americans are, on the whole, much more squeamish about public nudity than Europeans. Even a toddler frolicking naked on a sunny beach attracts disapproving frowns. No federal law bars public nudity, but plenty of state and local rules do. Last summer, for...